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Steak bites piled on a white serving platter.
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Sweet and Sticky Steak Bites

These steak bites are a sweet and sticky little nugget of beef. They make for an awesome appetizer, but they're so good you could even serve these as the main dish. 
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 50 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Steak Bites
Servings: 4 people
Author: Susie Bulloch



  • Preheat. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F.
  • Prepare the steaks. Carefully trim away any silverskin or large chunks of fat on the outside of the steaks. Cut the steaks into 1 1/2-inch cubes.
  • Season. Pour the Sweet Rub and Beef Rub onto a small plate and mix to combine. Pour the Midnight Rub on a second place. Dip the top and bottom of each steak bite into the Midnight Rub and then roll the sides in the Sweet Rub. Set the seasoned bites onto a flat cooling rack. Repeat until all of the steak pieces are seasoned.
  • Smoke the steak bites. Transfer the cooling rack with the steak bites onto the smoker grates. Close the lid and smoke for about an hour, or until the steak bites reach 120 degrees F.
  • Sauce. Transfer the steak bites to a cast iron skillet or aluminum pan. Drizzle with the BBQ sauce, sprinkle the brown sugar evenly across the bites and dot with pats of butter.
  • Smoke again. Place the skillet back on the smoker, close the lid, and continue cooking until the steaks reach 130 degrees F, the butter has melted and the sauce has tightened around the steak bites. Serve warm.



Sweet Rub


Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 811mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 858IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 9mg